About Us


About Cheerway Care

Cheerway Care, Inc. is a licensed, bonded and insured home care company. We specialize in providing a variety of home care services in the Maryland area. If you or your loved one suffers from a long or short-term disability, a chronic illness or just needs companionship and assistance with daily life, Cheerway Care is committed to providing compassionate caregivers tailored to your situation and needs.

We are a family-owned and operated business and to that end, it is our desire that when you or your loved one is being cared for by our compassionate caregivers, you will feel part of the family – a truly valued person. We also understand what it means to pledge our "commitment" to each other; likewise, we want to assure you of our commitment to you. We commit to give you quality service with care, compassion and excellence. We will strive to give you the very best possible care you deserve.

Cheerway Care's Mission

To provide quality service with compassion, care and excellence.

Our Core Values

  1. We strive to give compassionate, loving and efficient care with a personal touch and cheerful disposition.
  2. We are dedicated to treat everyone with utmost dignity, regardless of race, gender, religion, or age.
  3. We are committed to respecting the individuality of the client and family's/Power Of Attorney's concerns.
  4. We endeavor to help our employees achieve their maximum potential.
  5. We seek excellence and strive for continual improvement in all we do.
  6. We are steadfast in ensuring ethical and moral standards in all of our practices.

Cheerway Care's History

Cheerway Care initially started as Cherwai, LLC in 1996. It was formed as a result of the pressing need for quality care which Nellie, the founder, observed as a Geriatric Nurse and a Visiting Nurse. Inspired by her brother, Richard, whose parting advice was to start a company that would genuinely help people, she founded this successful home care company with the assistance of family and friends. Cherwai, LLC eventually became Cheerway Care, Inc., and today, Cheerway Care continues to grow as a reputable, caring family-owned and operated business. 

Why the name change? Cherwai is a word from the Mountain Province dialect in the Philippines; it is difficult to give an exact meaning in an English context, but it can be interpreted as “everything will be okay…everything will be fine!” Nellie, originally from the Philippines, decided to change the name to Cheerway, an English derivative of the original word. It is a fitting name, as anyone who knows Nellie finds her to be full of cheer and compassion on any given day. These characteristics continue to stand out in our Cheerway Care team as we are committed to giving care with cheer and compassion... the Cheerway way!

Nellie, after 41 years of serving in the health care field, retired and went back to the Philippines to care for her own beloved 100-year-old mother.  True to her passion, she became the best, cheerful caregiver to her own parent. Today, Nellie’s legacy of cheer, care and compassion still continues as Nellie’s family members continue to operate Cheerway Care with the same “Cherwai” spirit... “everything will be okay... everything will be fine!”

A Note from the Founder

"In my 41 years of nursing of which 30 years were spent in geriatric care, I observed that caring with compassion and serving with a cheerful disposition is truly appreciated by the elderly.

Family and friends of clients I have helped over the years often asked me if I could assist them to find help. Since I am surrounded by a large family and many friends in the nursing profession, I decided to start this company to continue to share with everyone that a cheerful outlook on life is possible.

As the company grows, we are committed to caring for others with cheer, compassion and kindness; this company was founded with these caring principles. 

One of my favorite passages by DeGrellet reflects my heartfelt sentiments in establishing this company. ‘Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now.’  Cheerway Care was established out of kindness and will continue to operate out of kindness today and everyday.”


Nellie Pitog, BSN, RN
Founder & President

Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it. For I shall never pass this way again.
— DeGrellet